Death, injury toll on security professionals rises after violent weekend

The death and injury toll for security professionals continues to rise. At the beginning of the year, we saw this chilling statistic, provided by PrivateOfficerBreakingNews, numbers that unfortunately supported what IFPO board member Chris Hertig has been positing for a long time. These recent news reports stand as further proof of the need for additional training and certification. We need our security professionals to be as well-prepared as possible out on the front lines. -- IFPO. 
Two shootings in California have left one security officer dead and another in serious condition following shootings in Los Angeles and Oakland.
One of the security officers was shot multiple times after confronting robbery suspects at an Oakland marijuana store.

The shooting was reported about 8:24 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of 23rd Avenue.

The business is a hydroponics store and also has marijuana on the property, authorities said.  Police did not name the business.
The security guard apparently confronted at least two suspects trying to rob the business and was shot.  Police did not say if the guard was armed.
Police said evidence at the scene indicated the suspects fled with some marijuana.
A security officer watching over a Target store under construction was stripped of his weapon and shot by a man who walked up to the security officer Sunday morning at around 6 am.

Police say that the security officer was outside the Target store, located on East 29th Street and 2nd Avenue, when he was approached by a man shortly before 6 a.m.

Police say the two men began arguing, before their dispute turned physical.
The unknown man then grabbed the security guard's gun and shot him in the leg several times, police said.

The 58 year old security officer is in stable condition.

As of right now, four security officers have been killed, six others have been shot and one security officer has been hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle.

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